NEW YORK--According to Chevrolet, its new Cruze Eco, at 40 mpg highway, gets as good or better mileage than a hybrid. Chevrolet further showed its contempt for hybrid technology by insisting the Volt is not a hybrid, but an electric car with a range extending gas engine. Semantics aside, Chevrolet optimized the Cruze's fuel economy by including some new aerodynamic elements, using low rolling resistance tires, and cutting its weight.
The Cruze Eco edition was shown at the New York auto show. Like other Cruze models, it uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, its 138 horsepower enough to … Read more